In addition to his talents as a novelist and raconteur, John DeChancie is quite a poet. Here are excerpts from his verse at Mondo.com.
”A Heinlein Sestina” extols the Golden Age author in a formal poem of 66 lines with a 3 line envoi. It begins —
You lead a life that rolls on many roads,
You bore a tunnel to a russet planet,
A stranger land, but one you’ll always love.
“Godzilla Verses” is a chain of haiku for our favorite kaiju. The first is —
The earth shakes bearing
Footprints as big as fish ponds
I rage against men